The history of modern adidas tennis footwear goes all the way back to 1963, when the 3-Stripes introduced the first ever leather shoe to be seen on-court.
Championed by company founder Adi Dassler’s son, Horst, the shoe’s sturdy construction was a significant departure from the traditional canvas plimsoles that the brand had produced in the past.
Plimsoles remained the footwear of choice for most players of the time, but that soon changed when adi recruited French pro Robert Haillet to wear their new creation, emblazoning his face on the tongue and sending him out to show the shoe’s potential to the world.
Sound familiar? That’s right, the Haillet became the legendary Stan Smith, with the American replacing the recently retired Frenchman in 1971.
Since then, it’s been a constant flow of innovation from adidas, and a never-ending stream of star endorsement. From signature shoes for Rod Laver and Billie Jean King to design partnerships with Stella McCartney and Pharrell Williams, adidas have always set the standard in both performance and style.
Their latest range includes the legendary Barricade with its unrivalled stability, along with the light and fast Ubersonic. Or, if you prefer more of an all-rounder, check out the CourtJam and CourtFlash ranges. Options are available for a variety of surfaces, of course, and you can take your pick from adi’s superb midsole cushioning, whether that’s Bounce, Boost, or Lightstrike.
adidas Parley Adizero Ubersonic
The adidas Parley Adizero Ubersonic is a lightweight shoe that is design to increase your speed around a court. Engineered for the elite the breathable mesh upper hugs your foot to lock you in for every shot.
Parley Ocean Plastic is an organisation that intercepts plastic before it enters the sea for recycling, and the adidas Parley Adizero Ubersonic uses some yarns made in collaboration with them for its construction.
The sprintframe construction uses geometrical research to create a lightweight supportive chassis while the upper has Dyneema yarns woven through to give strong, durable support.
All-court shoes have hard-wearing, hybrid grip patterns designed to cope with the quick changes of direction required in the fast-paced game played on acrylic and synthetic hard courts.
- INTERLOCKING FIBER SYSTEM: An innovation in lightweight support where interlocking dyneema and Vectran fibers provide precise lockdown, flexibility and durability.
- FULL LENGTH PU MIDSOLE: Provides enhanced court feel with a balance of super reactive and resilient cushioning
- BOOTIE CONSTRUCTION: For better fit and unmatched comfort
- ADIWEA 6: Offers the ultimate in high-wear durability
- ADITUFF: For better abrasion resistance in the toe area
- Supportive, lightweight Sprintframe
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